Pilot Identified In Fatal Plane Crash That Started Wildfire In Lacey Township

September 5, 2023

LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–The Lacey Township Police Department has worked with investigative authorities to identify the pilot in the small airplane crash near that Robert J. Miller Airpark on Saturday, September 2, 2023.

The pilot has been positively identified as Oscar Molina, 61, of Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ. The family of the pilot has been formally notified. The men and women of the Lacey Township Police Department express their sincere condolences to the Molina family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.